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Distribution Requirements for Applications Developed Using NI Software


NI has several distribution requirements to legally distribute applications created using NI software. For a complete list of requirements, refer to the Standard License Agreement at 

The following is an abbreviated summary of some of the distribution requirements for legally distributing applications created using NI software:

  1. You must include "Copyright ©[yr] National Instruments Corporation. All rights reserved." in the About box and in the documentation distributed with the distribution.
  2. You must obtain NI’s written permission prior to using the NI name, logo, or trademarks to market your distribution.
  3. You cannot hold NI responsible for any problems with your distribution and you must defend NI software against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys’ fees.
  4. You must conform to the requirements of all third-party files you are using.
  5. If your distribution includes run-time engines or driver interface software, all users must agree to the NI Standard License Agreement or your own agreement that does not allow users to (i) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, sub-license, lease, rent, distribute in part, modify, or create derivatives of the run-time engines or driver interface software, (ii)  amend, modify, or  supplement the driver interface software with any additional code except to use it with additional NI hardware, or (iii) directly or indirectly, export, re-export, download, or ship the software in violation of the laws and regulations of the U.S.A.

Applications developed using certain NI software may require the prior written consent of NI prior to distribution and/or a per copy distribution fee.  Some of these NI software applications include: LabVIEW Real-Time, LabWindows/CVI Real-Time, LabVIEW Remote Panels, LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module, NI SQL Toolkit, NISound and Vibration Toolkit, NI Modulation Toolkit, NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite, LabVIEW PDA Builder, NI Vision Development Module, NI Vision Acquisition Software, NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection, NI Switch Executive, NI TestStand, NI Test Executive, NI Lookout, NI-Device, and DASYLab.  Contact NI or, if applicable, the NI subsidiary serving your country for more information, including the amount of the applicable per copy distribution fee, if any.


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